The Employment Guidelines form part of the Integrated Guidelines for 2008-2010, which are based on three pillars: macroeconomic policies, microeconomic reforms and employment policies.

Those pillars, together, contribute towards achieving the objectives of sustainable growth and employment and strengthening social cohesion. Council Decision of 15 July 2008 on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

OJEU L 198, 26.7.2008, p. 47